Projects: Shooting parkour athletes with flour and flash
Local photographers Alfonso Calero and Andre Martin aren’t afraid to get a bit messy to spark inspiration in their photographic practice.
For this personal project, Alfonso and Andre got inventive with flour and some impressive parkour athletes.
As Alfonso explains, the intended effect of this combination is to capture the moment of movement with more dramatic visual effect as the dust of the flour traces the movement of the subject as they move through space.
For the setup, the pair used Profoto Pro-10 flashes with two lights (one bare light and one rim soft box), and the same settings for all images - 1/200s @ f5.6, ISO 400.
The photographs were shot on a Canon 5D Mark IV and 24-70mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm.
Take a look below at the incredible photos that came out of the shoot. Photographs like this are perfect evidence that you can create magic from very simple ideas.
Alfonso Calero is a professional photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 20 years, Alfonso has photographed everyone from politicians to artists and everything from exquisite food to amazing landscapes. See more of his work at alfonso.com.au, book a 1-on-1 photography course with him, or join his workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, or Fremantle.